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Old Apr 17, 2009, 4:45 pm   #1
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What is the best way to store shrooms?

What is the best way to store mushrooms in the frig until ready to eat? some say a plastic bag, some a bowl with a damp paper towel over it? I know about drying them but what is the best way to store them?
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Old Apr 17, 2009, 6:38 pm   #2
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Re: What is the best way to store shrooms?

laura...
if your planning to eat them in a few days i always put them in a bowl full of cold water!...as long as you clean the water to fresh water every 2 to3 days they will last for 2 to 3 weeks easy!... i do this every year and they stay fresh as the day u picked them trust me!....now have a good meal!....dave
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Old Apr 18, 2009, 1:07 pm   #3
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Re: What is the best way to store shrooms?

ill give you my address mail them to me for storage ill take care of everything


seriously i just keep them in a brown paper bag in the fridge i do not wash them unless they are loaded with slugs
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Old Apr 18, 2009, 10:06 pm   #4
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Re: What is the best way to store shrooms?

I swear by the "put 'em in a bowl & cover with a damp paper towel" method..you need to rewet the towel after a couple a days (that is, if they last that long) They keep nice and firm and I also like the "don't soak 'em unless they're buggy(usually not) or sandy" theory.
Hoping for a bumper crop in northern MI this year...good luck !
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Old Apr 20, 2009, 10:41 am   #5
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Re: What is the best way to store shrooms?

Thanks for the replies everyone, never tried a brown paper bag but it makes sense. We used to put them in a bowl with the wet nappy but for some reason my husband is putting them in a plastic baggie with the top left open? I am going back to either the bowl or will try the brown paper bag, after all other addictions can come in a brown paper bag right?
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Old Apr 30, 2009, 12:16 am   #6
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Re: What is the best way to store shrooms?

Brown paper bag in the fridge is fine, but it works better if you line it with wax paper first. They don't dry out as fast. I also try to take the time to remove any obvious dirt first so that it doesn't get ground into the other clean mushrooms. Of course, the best thing to do is to pick them cleanly - meaning that you briefly examine each as you pick and field dress any imperfections on the spot...
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